I really think I could just end this post with the headline and almost everyone would understand perfectly. After all, who doesn’t know the feeling of dread that so often accompanies the first working day of the week? For me, this particular Monday was extra “mondayish.”
This morning started off with my right hip just throbbing and feeling like it was going to pop out through my skin. For those of you who don’t know, I was born with a birth defect in which my right hip isn’t spherical, it’s egg-shaped. As I’ve aged, arthritis has set in. In fact, I’ve been using a cane on-and-off for the past 24 years and full-time for the last 8.
At any rate, my hip was hurting and my right leg was both numb and having spasms; both of which you can look forward to when you have a bad hip, diabetes, and RLS. It was no big stretch to conclude that this ol’ boy was not going to be leaving the house today. My commute to work is a long one and I was not about to take the chance that my leg would spasm at the wrong time and cause my foot to jump off the brake. Nope. Not going to happen.
Still, it’s not being a bad day. Thanks to my RLS meds and Vicodin, I’m doing pretty well. I still don’t think I should be behind the wheel of a car and, once the Vicodin fully kicks in, I probably shouldn’t be behind the keyboard of a computer either. I plan on doing a few posts today so you may want to check back often. My pharmaceutical induced rants might prove to be real hoot.
Now, before I forget, I want to clarify something from yesterday’s post. I am not an atheist nor am I agnostic. I’m a hurting human being who is doing his best to present the real experiences I am going through on this blog. Sure, I am basically a positive person, but life is not all sunshine and roses and I would be doing everyone a great disservice if I pretended that it is.
I hope you’re having a great Monday. Now, let’s press on.